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Piece of My Mind

“Guilt burned like vomit in my throat.” -Leslie Feinberg, Stone Butch Blues

So I guess my friendship with bus dude isn’t going to work out. Yesterday, we had a conversation that did not end very nicely. I had misunderstood him completely and he did the same with me. I automatically filed him into the friend zone after our first dinner together. After said dinner, I let him know that I wasn’t looking to start anything up and weย  agreed to be friends. We texted back and forth, but we only hung out once more, in person, after that and it just further proved that I wasn’t interested nor ready to date. I figured I didn’t have to reiterate because he never actually showed any real interest. But who am I kidding? When a guy asks for a chick’s number that is a sign he might be interested. I was in denial. He never told me he was interested in me as more than a friend and I just clung to the idea of a friendship. He then told me that he wasn’t sure if he was interested, but as he got to know me hisย  interest grew. He told me he was willing to wait. Willing to wait? WTF? Why do guys think this is romantic to say? Bus dude is the third guy to tell me this and frankly I find it annoying. Willing to wait? You don’t know how long you would have to wait and you don’t know who you will meet during that waiting period. Oh and I think my feelings should also be a factor in this equation. Life throws obstacles at you and you cannot guarantee that those obstacles won’t end up changing your mind. It doesn’t make you a bad person, it doesn’t mean your feelings weren’t real, it just makes you human. I told him that the longer he’d wait, the more I would end up seeing him as a friend.ย  He then said that time was a more pleasant alternative and lets just see what happens. I translated that into, “Shhhhh. I’m not listening to you or your feelings and I figure if I wait then you will come around sooner or later.” I cannot control who I have feelings for. Those feelings just happen.

I feel as though this should be the theme song to my blog.

I really wish bus dude had been more upfront about his intentions and then I could have reminded him of mine. I refuse to believe that a single male and female are unable to maintain a friendship. Is that really all that impossible? Will feelings on either end always develop? I’m frustrated and I feel bad for hurting bus dude but it wasn’t as if I wasn’t honest from the beginning. Towards the end of the conversation, I told him that as long as he didn’t form any expectations then he could do as he pleased. I didn’t mean to sound cold-hearted but I didn’t want any more misunderstandings to occur. And don’t give me this crap about how nice guys are always exiled to the friend zone. They are exiled there because they, A. are either too much of a pansy to speak up about their feelings or, B. a chick just really cannot imagine being in a romantic relationship with them. Forgive me for not being able to change my feelings to match his. I’m just getting more angry as I think about this. I feel horrible how this ended but I don’t think I made a mistake. I know where my feelings are and I can’t change them. Part of me thinks my life would be much easier if I didn’t have these feelings but I’m tired of feeling guilty for still having feelings for my ex. Yes, he was a dumb ass but I can’t help that I still like him. I really want to blame him for my current situation but this is all my fault. I was the one who gave bus dude my number and I shouldn’t have assumed that he was only interested in a friendship. So now I’m out a friend and I feel like a bitch. He ended with saying I’m going to go away for a bit. I translated that to be, “We are no longer friends and I don’t want to speak to you.”

This is going to make future bus rides very awkward. -.- I guess I should just ignore the opposite sex for awhile. No friendships or relationships. Just pretend men do not exist…yes I’m being dramatic. I know.

Thanks for reading.

P.s. Is this karma for going through high school with no drama what’s so ever?


  1. Robin Said:

    on October 13, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Wow…sorry about the frustration with Bus Boy. At least it’s over now before more of your time was wasted.

    A lot of so-called “nice guys” are actually bigger jerks than the guys who they claim to be different from. They’re alone because they’re selfish and inconsiderate. They whine when they don’t get their way. The truly nice guys won’t have to say that they’re nice; they’ll just show it.

  2. kim Said:

    on October 13, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    @Robin, Yeah, I just need to keep my number to myself for awhile. Just until I feel I’m ready to move on. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for reading and commenting Robin.

  3. Kristen Said:

    on October 16, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Awww, I’m so sorry about Bus Boy. It would have been nice if you guys could have been good friends, but I guess sometimes things just aren’t meant to be. You’re right, you can’t control how you feel and who you like, and you shouldn’t try to control it either. If you’re not really into someone, then you’re just not into him. It’s his problem that he couldn’t leave that well enough alone.

  4. kim Said:

    on October 21, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    @Kristen, I thought I was doing things right by being up front about it. Guys are much more delicate then girls are. I think they are confused about who is the weaker sex. XD

  5. Mija Said:

    on October 18, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    You’re not ready to date again – which was honest on your part (unlike some stupid people out there in the world *cough*) if bus dude couldn’t be an friend then it just wasn’t meant to be.

    I have been called a tease for trying to just be friends with a guy while he kept trying to date me even though I said I only want a friend out of this.

    ANNNND I have been called a bitch when not being honest about my intentions — so kudos to you – you were honest from the start. <3

  6. Joy Said:

    on October 21, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    To be honest, I think it’s kind of creepy for him to seem so attached already. Wait for you? You guys just met! And you’ve obviously made your intentions clear even if he hasn’t from the beginning. If his feelings were hurt for some reason, it was his fault.

  7. kim Said:

    on October 21, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    @Joy, Very creepy. We don’t even know each other and he was already getting upset over something I made clear in the beginning. -.- Guys suck.

  8. Julie Said:

    on November 1, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Hey ๐Ÿ™‚ I just came across your blog and it’s super cute!
    Sorry about bus boy . . . but it sounds like you were honest, and that’s the most you can do, you know? He’ll be fine, I’m sure.
    Also, wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award ๐Ÿ™‚ You can find out more about it here: CrochezJulie Liebster Blog Award & Nominees
    Looking forward to reading more of your posts soon!

  9. kim Said:

    on November 3, 2012 at 1:41 am

    @Julie, Thanks so much for reading and commenting.
    And mega thanks for the nomination. I love being involved in blogger type events. ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. Ting Said:

    on December 10, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Your blog layout is so cute! x

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